Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I'm not terribly impressed. Position flexibility is not a substitute for actual production.
Now, the fact that he can catch certainly helps -- especially if it keeps us from otherwise carrying 3 catchers. But if you have to use a regularly use a guy who OPSs .600 and doesn't play top notch defense, you're already in trouble. So having him be able to do it at a number of different positions doesn't really add any value. And not having him around doesn't hurt you.
I agree with both of you. The kid needs to be in AAA getting more time behind the plate and getting more AB's to see if he has a future in the bigs at all. He should only be on the 25 man if we have some sort of medical disaster.